Monthly Archives: February 2012

StarWarts, or How to mess up a good thing

I grew up on Star Wars. Loved’em. All three of them. From the first one (eventually renamed Episode IV A New Hope), full of the adventures of Han Solo and Chewbacca, Obi Wan Kenobi and Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, the evil Darth Vader and NO! Jabba the Hutt, to Empire Strikes Back with Cloud […]

Forget Useless Censorship Kranks: the MPAA

Whilst doing a little research for an upcoming blog post, this caught my eye, hijacked my train of thought, and demanded a rant. If there’s anything that I just can’t stand, it’s overbearing, haughty, self righteous, auto-appointed protectors of society censoring¬† movies to protect us, or the children, or whoever the hell they think they’re […]


It has come to my attention, via the larger than life – i.e. Times Square sized – advertisement pictured above, that my favorite movie (if I had to choose just one, but of course there are many movies which are my favorite) is being made into a musical. This gives me occasion to discuss why […]

Where are all the happy German movies?

I’ve recently taken up German lessons again and wanted to use the foreign section on Netflix to help with my immersion efforts. There is quite a good selection there I think. I started with some old silent movies (obviously of little help for foreign language immersion purposes!) because they looked irresistible. Nosferatu – ! Who […]

Some factors in the making of a great movie

Many people have favorite actors and actresses. I cannot respect the movie-rating opinions of these people. I’m sorry, I just can’t. If you’re one of them, we can still be friends. Just don’t bother me with your opinions about movies. We’ll find something else to talk about. It’s okay. It has become clear to me […]

Welcome to MoviesShouldNotSuck

This is a blog about good movies, not movies that suck. Because movies should not suck. Movies that suck are like pizza which is not good. How can something as holy and divine as pizza not be good? Somehow, losers across America seem to be able to screw it up on a daily basis. And […]